Monday, February 08, 2021

AMERICAN POLITICS - The Insurrection

"Sweeping new report examines the roots of the U.S. Capitol attackPBS NewsHour 2/1/2021


SUMMARY:  The storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was a shocking moment for many Americans, but new details are emerging about who was involved and how it was planned.  A New York Times report examines the role former President Trump and his allies played in the crucial weeks leading up to the attack.  Jim Rutenberg, a writer-at-large for the Times, joins Amna Nawaz to discuss some of the key points.



"What consequences have rioters faced for the Capitol attack?PBS NewsHour 2/4/2021


SUMMARY:  One month ago this Saturday, a mob of Americans stormed the U.S. Capitol in a failed attempt to deny Joe Biden's presidential victory in the November election.  Since then, the Department of Justice has arrested and charged more than 180 rioters, and the Biden administration has launched a review of what it calls domestic violent extremism.  Nick Schifrin reports.



"How Americans can coexist after the deadly insurrectionPBS NewsHour 2/4/2021


SUMMARY:  In the aftermath of the attack at the Capitol many Americans continue to be distrustful of the election results despite it being free and fair, raising the question of where the U.S. goes from here as a country.  Anne Applebaum, a staff writer at The Atlantic, joins Yamiche Alcindor to discuss.

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